Sufyan al-Thawri (may Allah have mercy on him) said:

“That you meet Allah (the exalted) with 70 sins between you and Him is much lighter than for you to meet Him with just one sin between you and the people.” [1-2]


[1] Al-Tazkirah bi A7waal al-Mawta wa Umoor al-Akhira p. 726

[2] Benefited from:

قال سفيان الثوري: لأن تلقى الله تعالى بسبعين ذنباً فيما بينك وبينه أهون عليك من أن تلقاه بذنب واحد فيما بينك وبين العباد